Finally we have decided to do it - will confirm hotel by the weekend to compete the prospectus and then will be able to get the official letter out to MCF to register the event with FIDE.
Below are some extracts to give the local chess community something more to talk about!
The 4th KL International Open Chess Championship for the Raja Nazrin Shah Challenge Trophy is sponsored by the Masterskill Education Group Berhad and organised by Polgar Chess Asia for the Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) under the auspices of the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) and is registered and recognised by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) as an international title and rated tournament.
3. Prize Fund
1st - RM 10,000; 2nd - RM 7,000; 3rd - RM 4,000; 4th - RM 2,500; 5th - RM 1,500
6th-10th - RM 1,000 each; 11th-20th - RM 500 each
1st -1,500; 2nd - 1,000; 3rd - 500
U-16 - RM 1,000; U-12 – RM 500
3 x RM 500 Scholarships
1st - RM 1,000; 2nd - RM 700; 3rd - RM 400; 4th - RM 250; 5th – RM 150
6th-10th - RM 100 each; 11th-20th - RM 50 each
4. System, Rules & Regulations
The 4th KL International Open Chess Championship for the Raja Nazrin Shah Challenge Trophy will be played over 9 rounds using the FIDE Swiss System as paired using the Swiss Manager program. The time control used will be the FIDE time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.
5. Entry Fees
GMs/ >2500 No Entry Fee; IMs/>2400/WGMs RM 150; FMs/>2300/WIMs RM 300; >2200 RM 450;
>2000 RM 600; >1800 RM 750; Others RM 900
Entries must be received in writing together with full payment of the applicable entry fee by 31st July 2011, after which a 50% penalty may apply. Participation of unrated players is at the discretion of the organisers who also reserve the right to refuse any entry without explanation.